We Learn, We Save, We Win (We3) Education Initiative is a project that links environmental activities and resources from state agencies and businesses to the classroom. The Initiative offers examples of hands-on, project-based lessons for Minnesota classrooms. These lessons will help teachers and students use their classroom and local environment as a "laboratory for systems thinking." Through applying the grade-appropriate concepts and skills across disciplines (with a special focus on science), students will look to their own classroom and local environment in terms of how it impacts, and is impacted by, natural and social systems.
In this activity, students experience biological control in the classroom when they design and carry out an investigation ("guided inquiry") to answer a question about the relationship between aphids and ladybugs.
To view all of the We3 Education Initiative lessons visit http://seek.minnesotaee.org/classrm_f.cfm
Download this lesson at http://seek.minnesotaee.org/publications/we3-2.pdf
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